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Gnome, Ice (Barbegazi)

Known as the “barbegazi”, ice gnomes rarely leave their glacial home, but those that due exhibit the usual gnomish traits of intense curiosity and naive wanderlust. These glossy white skinned gnomes sport impressive shocks of blue-white hair that resembles icicles. They have adapted to their cold homes and hardly notice that they live in buildings made of ice or that the chill wind cuts through the clothes of other races.

Chilly

To say the Barbegazi are used to the cold is an understatement. Even in a full-on blizzard they can be founding short sleeves. They move across the ice as if it were solid ground, sit on ice carved furniture as if it were a feather mattress, and seem impervious to even the bitterest temperatures. In their isolated villages and towns they hunt seals, walrus, and polar bears, cut holes in the ice to fish, and enjoy many games. One of these involves slinging round stones down the ice and scoring points based on whose rock hits whose.

Tricksters

Few who have spent time with the Barbegazi have avoided suffering from their pranks. Often these are not dangerous, just embarrassing, but the ice gnomes sometimes forget that others are not immune to the cold. A buttocks frozen to a chair is embarrassing and painful, the laughing ice gnome just makes it worse. In defense of their homes the Barbegazi turn this tendency towards pranks to lethal effect, creating traps out of their icy home that burry intruders under tons of snow or toss them into bottomless ravines.

Standard Racial Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
  • Ice Magic. At 1st level you can cast the ray of frost cantrip. At 3rd level you can cast the fog cloud spell once per day. When you reach 5th level, you gain the ability to cast the spell hold person once per day. Your Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.
  • Cold Tolerant. You are resistant to cold damage. However, you are vulnerable to fire damage.
  • Snow Walk. You can move across and climb icy or snowy terrain without needing to make an ability check. Furthermore, you do not treat icy or snowy terrain as difficult terrain.
  • Cold Resistance. You are resistant to cold damage. However, you are vulnerable to fire damage.
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The Lost Lands World Setting: 5th Edition Rules Addendum, © 2020, Frog God Games; Author Kenneth Spencer